Israel is considering an invasion by massive ground forces, and refuses to stop until Hezbollah is completely disarmed.
I grew up learning about the history of the people of Israel (Am Yisrael) and the country of Israel (Eretz Yisrael), and I was led to believe that they were one and the same. But groups like Neturei Karta (Orthodox Jews United Against Zionism) seem to offer a different view — that there should be no country of Israel until the Messiah shall establish it.
Perhaps Jews do deserve a country after the Holocaust. But I think Germany would have been a more appropriate choice than Palestine. And I think that Israel has lost any claim on the world’s sympathy.
I don’t have any solutions. I don’t know what I want. But I think that GWB’s advice to others would be a pretty good idea for the Israeli government and military: Stop doing that shit. And maybe we shouldn’t have sold them all those weapons.